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Wikimedia site requests
Wikimedia site requests are requests to configure a Wikimedia project. This page gives an overview of the process for volunteers handling them, and other concerned parties from operations side.
Lifecycle of a request
A request generally follows this workflow:
- The local project discuss the matter, in the manner the most appropriated for this project.
- A task is filled on Phabricator, in the Wikimedia-Site-requests project. See meta:Requesting wiki configuration changes.
- A volunteer writes a change to edit the relevant files in the operations/mediawiki-config repository.
- The same volunteer - or if reluctant/absent/busy, another volunteer - schedules it for SWAT deployment on the Deployments page.
- The change is merged and deployed.
The requests are handled in a fast pace, using a one week cadence: we can deploy them twice per week between Monday and Thursday. There is no formal sprint.
|Priority on Phabricator||Description|
|Unbreak now!||The change breaks normal production. You want a deployment right now or in the next hours. That also means you consider this task requests we set other requests aside.|
|High||The change is needed very soon, ideally in the next SWAT, or if not possible, this SWAT week (Monday-Thursday).|
|Normal||The change is helpful, we can do it this SWAT week or the next (so in max. 7-10 days). This is the priority assigned to most simple tasks.|
|Low||The change isn't needed before two weeks.|
|Lowest||The change can take as long as needed, or there is nothing actionable before a long time.|